If the Indianapolis Colts were rated as the lousiest, ugliest bunch of losers in the NFL, that could at least be a perverse point of pride. But they can't even get that right, coming in at No. 31 in the power rankings, one notch above the Miami Dolphins at 32.
The Indianapolis Colts started off their season stymied by the ongoing neck problems and subsequent surgery of quarterback Peyton Manning that is likely to keep him off the field until 2012, but it's the way they've handled this setback that has them with an 0-7 record.
After seven weeks, the Colts can no longer just point to Manning's absence as the sole reason they cannot win a game. It's the team's total collapse that is to blame, a collapse that culminated in their embarrassing Week 7 62-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
"Embarrassing" is a little tame for such a humiliating debacle. At least Da Bears! are still hanging in there, and I've started enjoying watching the new and improved Lions, or else this would be a loooong season. Still will be, come to think of it.